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The beginning of wedding day for Brendon and Jessica began at the farm they purchased to raise their future (and current animal) family. The warm colors and furry details of their wedding day will melt your heart, not to mention the gorgeous St. Louis wedding ceremony to follow. Just wait until you see their adorable pets, both dogs and horses, in these wedding photos.

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From the photographer:
Brendon and Jessica’s wedding day was filled with a strong sense of family from the first moment on. While Brendon prepared for the day at his parent’s home with all of his groomsmen (including his much loved great dane, Waylon), Jessica and her ladies got ready at the home they purchased to raise their family at as husband and wife. Jessica’s little pup, Boomer, stayed by her side all morning long. Their first look happened on their front porch and their bridal party took most of their images right by the pasture that contained their much loved horses. The photos taken at their home were my favorites of the day. The love Brendon and Jessica have for their pets would warm anyone’s heart. They each had to say “goodbye” to their pups before they left for their ceremony and although the furry ones had to stay at home, several elements of their evening paid tribute to them.


Ceremony Venue: St. Francis Xavier College Church - St. Louis University / Reception Venue: Xavier Grand Ballroom / Makeup Artist: Airbrush Makeup by Chelsey / Hairstylist: Ginger Bay Salon and Spa - Jellica / Flowers & Decor: Kirkwood Florist / Bride’s Dress: Enzoani - Maiden Voyage Bridal / Bride’s Shoes: David's Bridal / Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal / Groom’s Attire: Tommy Hilfiger / Catering: Russo's Catering / Cake Baker: Russo's Catering / Band: Boom / Photographer: Amy Meyerott Photography

So, as I was glancing through these images and saw the bride’s getting ready outfit was Cardinals themed, and that made me like this wedding. I saw how legitimately happy the bride and groom looked in their photos together, and that made me more fond of this wedding. But then I started looking at the reception photos…and I totally lost it because I realized that this wedding was Clue themed and it was so genius I can’t believe I’d never seen it before. It’s likely been done before, as there is rarely something “new” in weddings, but this was so well done and I just adored it.

 

 


From the Photographer:

Ellen and Spencer were married in St. Louis, Missouri.  Their ceremony and reception were held at The Mad Art Gallery in Soulard. They both were inspired by The Mad Art Gallery and decided that a conventional and formal reception just wouldn’t do it justice. Ellen is very much into antiques and both are very much into board games. In fact their favorite movie and board game just happens to be Clue. They thought a Clue themed wedding reception would be perfect! Ellen loved the idea of making the reception table into mini rooms featured in the game. both had way to much fun putting it all together. They also included classic black bridesmaid dresses from White House Black Market which they paired with fall inspired bouquets by Focus on Design. Ellen wore a vintage inspired lace gown by Casablanca – 1942 which she paired with her Seychelles heels. Ellen wore a vintage inspired necklace by BrassBoheme (etsy) and Spencer’s wood and titanium wedding band was custom designed by Custom Jewelry by Johan from etsy. Ellen and Spencer are such a fun and outgoing couple! I absolutely loved capturing their special day.


Photographer:  Kristina Cipolla Photography//Jewelry:Custom Jewelry by Johan//Floral Designer: Focus On Design – Schnucks//Hair Stylist:Breathtaking Bride//Reception Venue: Mad Art Gallery//Shoes: Seychelles Footwear//Dress Store:White House Black Market//

Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Talk about color saturation! Today’s real wedding was inspired by the sunsets of Cancun, from the punchy color palette to the ombre cake. I love when a couple just goes bold with their colors and splashes them everywhere. And as if the vivid colors weren’t enough, the Cardinals and Blues mascots coming to hang out during cocktail hour pushed this wedding over the top for me (but I might be a little biased).


Photographer: Under Grace Photo / Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Events Luxe, LLC / Flowers & Decor: Artistry Florist / Reception Venue: Four Seasons Hotel / Rentals: Aries Company / DJ: Millenium Productions / Lighting: Exclusive Events, Inc

I love a black and white palette with a pop of color! The black and white keeps things classy and streamlined, while the color adds a whole other dimension. In this case, hot pink is splashed over the bride’s shoes, little details like pocket squares, and namely, her gorgeous ranunculus bouquet (I am obsessed with it). Lastly, how great is Mallory’s smile? I’m loving her joy and Troy’s sweet demeanor.


From the Bride:
Mallory and Troy met as first year grad students at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida in the
Fall of 2007. They dated for the two years of school before graduating in 2009. Since graduation,
life has taken them from Orlando to St. Louis (and her parents’ spare bedroom) to Atlanta
before, finally, settling back in St. Louis in 2011. After buying a home in the St. Louis area, Troy
proposed on the doorstep of their new home as they prepared to build a life together.

Mallory and Troy were married on September 22, 2012 in a truly St. Louis affair. Out of town
guests were greeted in their hotel rooms with fleur de lis emblazoned totes filled with goodies
to welcome them to the Gateway to the West including Sauce and Feast magazines, Cardinals
silly straws, Schlafly’s beer, Gus’s Pretzels, homemade gooey butter cake and for those that
really enjoyed themselves, bottled water, Tylenol and a custom “Do Not Disturb” door hanger.
The ceremony took place at the Jewel Box in Forest Park where Mallory’s parents had been
married 32 years prior followed by photos at Mallory’s high school Villa Duchesne, with
its towers, turrets, spiral staircases, marble arches and white stone facade fit for a fairy tale.
Guests then enjoyed cocktails, dinner and dancing (with the mother of the bride chanting “one
more song” at the end of the night) at former Cardinals’ outfielder Jim Edmonds’ Fifteen
Steakhouse, in a room lit only by lanterns and candlelight. Mallory and her mother planned every
last detail of the wedding day and hand-made many of the unique touches such as the guest list
seating chart, hanging lanterns, wine glass place card charms and even the napkin rings. This was
definitely a labor of love.

Mallory and Troy’s wedding was a classic, elegant and sophisticated yet personal and intimate
affair and the memories will last for their lifetime together.


Photographer: Cheryl M. Photography